1 Sunday Bulletin -October 26, th Sunday of Luke Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer Transfiguration of our Lord Greek Orthodox Church 414 St. Stephen s School Road Austin, Texas (512) website - Sunday Service Schedule Orthros 8:45am; Divine Liturgy 10:00am Reverend Fr. Vasileios Flegas, Proistamenos
2 Hymns for today Resurrection Hymn Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Let all things above in heav n rejoice, and let all things below on earth be glad With all the might and strength of His arm an eternal deed the Lord did perform Beneath His feet He has trampled down death by death, and first born of the dead has He become From the womb of Hades has He delivered us, and to all the world has granted His great redeeming mercy Hymn O Thou Who lookest upon the earth and makest it tremble, deliver us from the fearful menace of earth-quake, O Christ our God, and by the intercessions of the Theotokos, send down upon us Thy mercies in abundance, O only Friend of man Hymn for St. Demetrius Μέγαν εύρατο, εν τοις κινδύνοις, σε υπέρμαχον, η οικουμένη, Αθλοφόρε τα έθνη τροπούμενον. Ως ουν Λυαίου καθείλες την έπαρσιν, εν τω σταδίω θαρρύνας τον Νέστορα, ούτως Άγιε Μεγαλομάρτυς Δημήτριε, Χριστόν τον Θεόν ικέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ημιν το μέγα έλεος A great champion hath the whole world found thee to be when in grave perils; for thou dost put to flight the heathen, O victorious one. As thou didst humble Lyaeus's arrogance and gavest boldness to Nestor in the stadium, thus, O holy Great Martyr Demetrius, do thou entreat Christ God that we be granted great mercy Hymn for the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός, δείξας τοίς Μαθηταίς σου τήν δόξαν σου, καθώς ήδυναντο, Λάμψον καί ημίν τοίς αμαρτωλοίς, τό φώς σου τό αϊδιον, πρεσβείαις τής Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι. When O Christ our God Thou wast Transfigured on the mountain Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee. Kontakion A Protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker unwavering. Please reject not, the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead come to us for you are good, your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you. Hasten now to intercede and speed now to supplicate, as a protection for all time, Theotokos for those who honor you. Προστασία των Χριστιανών ακαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία προς τον Ποιητήν αμετάθετε, μη παρίδης αμαρτωλών δεήσεων φωνάς, αλλά πρόφθασον, ως αγαθή, εις την βοήθειαν ημών, των πιστώς κραυγαζόντων σοι. Τάχυνον εις πρεσβείαν, και σπεύσον εις ικεσίαν, η προστατεύουσα αεί, Θεοτόκε, των τιμώντων σε.
3 Epistle St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 TIMOTHY, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hardworking farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory. Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, ἐνδυναμοῦ ἐν τῇ χάριτι τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Καὶ ἃ ἤκουσας παρʼ ἐμοῦ διὰ πολλῶν μαρτύρων, ταῦτα παράθου πιστοῖς ἀνθρώποις, οἵτινες ἱκανοὶ ἔσονται καὶ ἑτέρους διδάξαι. Σὺ οὖν κακοπάθησον ὡς καλὸς στρατιώτης Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. Οὐδεὶς στρατευόμενος ἐμπλέκεται ταῖς τοῦ βίου πραγματείαις, ἵνα τῷ στρατολογήσαντι ἀρέσῃ. Ἐὰν δὲ καὶ ἀθλῇ τις, οὐ στεφανοῦται ἐὰν μὴ νομίμως ἀθλήσῃ. Τὸν κοπιῶντα γεωργὸν δεῖ πρῶτον τῶν καρπῶν μεταλαμβάνειν. Νόει ἃ λέγω δῴη γάρ σοι ὁ κύριος σύνεσιν ἐν πᾶσιν. Μνημόνευε Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐγηγερμένον ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐκ σπέρματος Δαυίδ, κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου ἐν ᾧ κακοπαθῶ μέχρι δεσμῶν, ὡς κακοῦργος ἀλλʼ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ οὐ δέδεται. Διὰ τοῦτο πάντα ὑπομένω διὰ τοὺς ἐκλεκτούς, ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ σωτηρίας τύχωσιν τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, μετὰ δόξης αἰωνίου. NEW LIST FOR PRAYERS FOR HEALTH! New Year, new prayers! With the beginning of the new ecclesiastical year we started a new list for prayers for health. Please call or the office to give the names of your loved ones that you would like to put on the list. The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16) Prayers for Health JoGeo, Konstantinos, Shelly, Ruthie, Barbara, Samantha, Maria, Efstathia, Tony, Rouba, Sarah, Emily, Kynlee, Wesley, Afrodite, Nick, Nicholas Wyatt, Cameren, Helen, Chrissy, Nancy, MaryAnn, Marian, Tina, Salin, George-Panagiotis, Salin, Raphael, Marta, Guadalupe, Caroline, John, Lili, Archie, Kelsey, Eva, Heather and her unborn child, Papouli Stamati, Virginia, Makena, Dolly, Afrodite, Alexandros, Lou, Thomas, Greg, Bill, Kathryn, John, Kathy, Nakis, Maggie, Rosemary, Mindy, Pat, Louella, Steve, Marie, Clifford, Tina, Timothy, Cynthia, Chad, Douglas, Mat. Sissy Yerger, Fr. Paul, Kyle, Katerina, Vasili, Harry, Angie, Damon, Alex, Afrodite, Nick, Nick. Jan, Carol, Brenda, Anna, Dale, John, Dennis, Brenda he is always wrestling in prayer for you (Colossians 4:12) Prayers for those in our Armed Forces SGT Jennifer D. Atkinson, SSG John Atkinson, COL Dave Romine, CPT James Alfaro, SSG Deane Anderson, CPT William Willett, MAJ Timothy Ullman, MAJ Chris Chase, SPC Mindy Keys, SPC Andrew Bentzel, MAJ Scot Thornhill, CPT Christopher Gilbert, CPT. Alexander Stathos, 1st LT Angela Bahlatzis, MIDN 1/C Joseph Barone, SGT Walter Hurbert (Nikolaos) Willoughby IV, LCDR Thomas Uhl Arthur Christopher Anthony Pavlovsky
4 Gospel Luke 8:26-39 At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐλθόντι τῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γαδαρηνῶν, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἀντίπερα τῆς Γαλιλαίας.ἐξελθόντι δὲ αὐτῷ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ἀνήρ τις ἐκ τῆς πόλεως, ὃς εἶχε δαιμόνια ἐκ χρόνων ἱκανῶν, καὶ ἱμάτιον οὐκ ἐνεδιδύσκετο καὶ ἐν οἰκίᾳ οὐκ ἔμενεν, ἀλλ ἐν τοῖς μνήμασιν.ἰδὼν δὲ τὸν Ιησοῦν καὶ ἀνακράξας προσέπεσεν αὐτῷ καὶ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ εἶπε τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί, Ιησοῦ, υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ ὑψίστου; δέομαί σου, μή με βασανίσῃς.παρήγγειλε γὰρ τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἀκαθάρτῳ ἐξελθεῖν ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου. πολλοῖς γὰρ χρόνοις συνηρπάκει αὐτόν, καὶ ἐδεσμεῖτο ἁλύσεσι καὶ πέδαις φυλασσόμενος, καὶ διαρρήσσων τὰ δεσμὰ ἠλαύνετο ὑπὸ τοῦ δαίμονος εἰς τὰς ἐρήμους.ἐπηρώτησε δὲ αὐτὸν ὁ Ιησοῦς λέγων τί σοί ἐστιν ὄνομα; ὁ δὲ εἶπε λεγεών ὅτι δαιμόνια πολλὰ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς αὐτόν καὶ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν ἵνα μὴ ἐπιτάξῃ αὐτοῖς εἰς τὴν ἄβυσσον ἀπελθεῖν.ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ ἀγέλη χοίρων ἱκανῶν βοσκομένων ἐν τῷ ὄρει καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα ἐπιτρέψῃ αὐτοῖς εἰς ἐκείνους εἰσελθεῖν καὶ ἐπέτρεψεν αὐτοῖς.ἐξελθόντα δὲ τὰ δαιμόνια ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου εἰσῆλθον εἰς τοὺς χοίρους, καὶ ὥρμησεν ἡ ἀγέλη κατὰ τοῦ κρημνοῦ εἰς τὴν λίμνην καὶ ἀπεπνίγη.ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ βόσκοντες τὸ γεγενημένον ἔφυγον, καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν καὶ εἰς τοὺς ἀγρούς.ἐξῆλθον δὲ ἰδεῖν τὸ γεγονός, καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς τὸν Ιησοῦν καὶ εὗρον καθήμενον τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ἀφ οὗ τὰ δαιμόνια ἐξεληλύθει, ἱματισμένον καὶ σωφρονοῦντα παρὰ τοὺς πόδας τοῦ Ιησοῦ, καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν.ἀπήγγειλαν δὲ αὐτοῖς οἱ ἰδόντες πῶς ἐσώθη ὁ δαιμονισθείς.καὶ ἠρώτησαν αὐτὸν ἅπαν τὸ πλῆθος τῆς περιχώρου τῶν Γαδαρηνῶν ἀπελθεῖν ἀπ αὐτῶν, ὅτι φόβῳ μεγάλῳ συνείχοντο. αὐτὸς δὲ ἐμβὰς εἰς τὸ πλοῖον ὑπέστρεψεν.ἐδέετο δὲ αὐτοῦ ὁ ἀνήρ, ἀφ οὗ ἐξεληλύθει τὰ δαιμόνια, εἶναι σὺν αὐτῷ ἀπέλυσε δὲ αὐτὸν ὁ Ιησοῦς λέγων ὑπόστρεφε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου καὶ διηγοῦ ὅσα ἐποίησέ σοι ὁ Θεός. καὶ ἀπῆλθε καθ ὅλην τὴν πόλιν κηρύσσων ὅσα ἐποίησεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ιησοῦς.
5 Philoptochos News Philoptochos wants pictures!!! Philoptochos is asking anyone and everyone that has pictures of persons serving or that have served in the military to bring them in on Sundays and let Chris Falkowski make a copy of them. The pictures will be used on a presentation during the November 9 luncheon honoring veterans. All military personnel, veterans, scouts and cub scouts are asked to come dressed in uniform at Liturgy. Philoptochos Transfiguration Community Christmas Card Project This year again, just stop by the Philoptochos table, and for a suggested donation of $25, you can add your name in the beautiful Christmas greeting that we send out to our members and to many more. November 1, 2014 Taste of Greece/ Holiday Bazaar Junk & Jems Garage Sale Yes, it s true! You can clean your closet ( new or gently used items only please) and then come relax and have some fun in our bazaar. The proceeds from the garage sale go directly to Fr. Vasileios Benevolent Fund. Please start thinking about what you can donate to help make this a success. Top Sellers in the past have been: Bicycles (especially ones ready to ride) Children s books Clothes (especially children s clothes) Gardening Equipment Household items (dishes, quilts, bedding) Handbags Jewelry (watches, rings) Power Tools (saws, drills, sanders) Sporting Equipment (golf clubs, workout equip) Toys (not broken) Your time is needed We are busy planning and excited that our big event is approaching soon! We need you to help sell pastries, Greek coffee, soft drinks, and tickets on November 1st, so don t forget to volunteer by signing up through "Sign Up Genius" for the time slot (or two) that will work with your schedule! Christmas is just around the corner! And don t forget gift cards! Your purchases help us raise funds to give to MANY worthy charities! Great Lakes Scrip carries cards from MANY grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, movies, etc. You name it, they carry it! These cards make great gifts for your college students, too!
6 GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA October 26, 2014 National Leadership 100 Sunday Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this Sunday, October 26, the Feast of Saint Demetrios and following the Feast of Saint Iakovos on October 23, we give thanks to God for the steadfast and abounding labor of the members of Leadership 100 and celebrate the great accomplishments of the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, as its celebration of its 30th Anniversary comes to a close. For three decades since its founding by Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory, Leadership 100 has faithfully supported the ministries and institutions of our Church for the glory of God. For the past fifteen years, since my Enthronement as Archbishop of America, I have witnessed firsthand the devotion of these remarkable men and women who give joyfully of their time and talent to serve the sacred ministries of our Archdiocese and advance our Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Heritage. Leadership 100 has reached out first and foremost to our youth and children and families through their support of Church Summer Camps and the Center for Family Care in the Direct Archdiocesan District and in each Metropolis, while maintaining its commitment to provide precious gifts to men called to the Holy Priesthood through scholarships offered at our beloved Holy Cross School of Theology. Leadership 100 has, furthermore, assisted active clergy, retired clergy and their presvyteres. It has also provided essential resources for the faithful and the unchurched through quality publications and more effective video and digital communications that broaden the work of the parishes and ministries of our Archdiocese. In these changing times, Leadership 100 has supported the charitable outreach of International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry and other ministries under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, as well as the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, as we seek greater unity of mission and purpose to overcome divisions. This steadfast labor has abounded to the good in the face of opposing forces throughout the nation and around the world through generous gifts and a witness to the truth. We acknowledge with special gratitude the generous gift of Leadership 100 toward the building of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero, in continuity with its role in providing critical support in the aftermath of September 11. On this sixth commemoration of National Leadership 100 Sunday, I ask all of our parishes to honor Leadership 100 s faithful legacy of service and to recognize its members. In celebrating both the Feast of Saint Demetrios and the Feast of Saint Iakovos, may we recognize the special blessings of God through Leadership 100 s precious offerings. We fervently pray that the Lord will continue to bless abundantly Leadership 100 in the years to come, and keep its members in health and prosperity as they fulfill their sacred role as leaders of good works (cf. Titus 3:8). Welcome to all Young Professional Adults that joined us this weekend for a great conference and thank you to our speakers Dr. George Stavrou, Dcn. George Bithos and Cynthia Kostas! Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 29th Anniversary Gala Saturday, Nov. 8th, invites you to celebrate with us at our Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Raffle With paternal love in Christ, DEMETRIOS Archbishop of America Ticket Prices: Adults- $100 Children under 18- Purchase Tickets at transfiguration.org
7 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sunday, October 26, 2014 OCF News Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 7 Our next study will be on Tues., November 4 at 10am We are currently studying the book Everyday Saints and Other Stories Please contact Krystal Cawood to be added to our Men s Study and Fellowship Join us for our next study on Thursday, October 30, at 7:15am Jim s Restaurant 9091 Research Blvd, Austin, TX Fr. Vasileios will be leading a study of the book: The Prison Epistles: Philippians-EphesiansColossians-Philemon by Lawrence R. Farley. Exploring Modern Orthodoxy Fr. Deacon George has begun a class for the young adults which is proving to be very informative and captivating. The class meets every other week on Thursdays. Everyone is welcome to join them! Their next meeting will be on Thur., October 30, at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall. Gift Baskets from St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox monastery Please look for the brochures and the order forms by the Philoptochos table Receiving Holy Communion The sacrament of Holy Communion is reserved for only baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared by fasting, prayer and confession. The Orthodox Church is not in sacramental communion with any other church outside the Orthodox Christian Faith. If you are not Orthodox, you are invited with everyone to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of service. If you would like information about the Orthodox Church, please see Fr. Vasileios after services. WORSHIP and STUDY Paraklesis is back! Orthodoxy 101 September 17 through November 5 Join us every Wed. at 5:30pm Pot luck dinner to follow After Paraklesis we will have our Orthodoxy 101 Class at 7pm in Mt. Tabor Hall! Everyone is welcome!
8 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS continued: Sunday, October 26, 2014 Services for this Week: Tuesday, October 28 Holy Protection of the Theotokos Orthros 9am Liturgy 10am Wednesday, October 29 Paraklesis 5:30pm Saturday, November 1,Cosmas & Damianos Orthros 9am Liturgy 10am Saturday, November 1 Vespers 5pm Welcome Visitors! We welcome all new visitors who worshipped with us this morning. We are pleased to have you with us! Please join us next door after service for coffee and fellowship. There is material in the entrance of the church regarding ministries and events of Transfiguration. We hope that you will return often to worship with us and grow in Christ! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, don t forget to Fall back an hour as the Daylight Saving Time ends. Thank you to last week s Coffee hour Sponsors: Lindsey, Long, Maziasz, Maziasz, Meador, Miller Thank you to today s ushers: Tom Rigney (PCM), Dan Appling, Gigi Appling, Nyda Glaros Thank you to this week s Luncheon Next week s Coffee hour Sponsors: Sponsors Papanikolaou, Pappas Pavlos. YAL, Mary Georgantonis Peppas Perez, Petty Anna Georgantonis Keah, Pat & Jack Gatlin Thank you to last week s ushers: Jim Norman (PCM), Maria Miller, Anita Jones, Vaios Athanasiou Next week s ushers are: Dr. Apostolakis (PCM), Chrissie Spiropoulos, David Harwedel, Gregory Chronis